The Hu add second Melbourne show for ‘Australia Black Thunder Tour’
17.05.2022

The Hu add second Melbourne show for ‘Australia Black Thunder Tour’

The Hu
Words by Staff Writer

Mongolian throat-singing hard rock outfit The Hu have added a second Melbourne show at 170 Russell after their first sold out amid huge public interest.

The Hu have captured the public’s imagination for quite a few years now with their unique take on the hard rock genre, adding the brilliant effects of traditional Mongolian throat singing to excellent riffs and rock wizardry that makes no compromises. We interviewed them in the mag years ago now, and it’s great to see them hitting new heights by selling out their latest Melbourne show in record time.

The HU are bringing Mongolian music onto the global stage

The Hu’s latest gig on Tuesday, August 2 at 170 Russell takes the total number of shows to five, the Australia Black Thunder Tour will give fans the chance to hear new music from The Hu’s highly anticipated second album, due later this year. Fans can check out the music video for the first single, ‘This Is Mongol’, from their forthcoming as yet untitled album, here.

What you need to know

  • The Hu have just announced a second Melbourne show at 170 Russell
  • The Tuesday, August 2 gig will go on sale Wednesday May 18 from 9am
  • Their first show, promoting their upcoming second album, sold out in record time

Check out Melbourne’s most comprehensive gig guide here.

The Hu’s producer, Dashka comments on the track: “The name of the song is called “This is Mongol” because we wanted to reintroduce the Mongolian culture and our unique music to the world. Not only the name is announcing the Mongolians are here in global scale but also wanted to bring attention to our tradition of being mindful to the environment, most importantly to remind people to preserve the nature.

“Creating this song meant so much to me and we are announcing our arrival through music and specifically through this song. In these uncertain times, I hope we are bringing positivity, empowerment and strength to fight for better days.”

The Hu: Black Thunder Australia Tour 2022

Tuesday, August 2: 170 Russell, Melbourne New Show
Wednesday, August 3: 170 Russell, Melbourne Sold Out
Friday, August 5: Eatons Hill Hotel, Brisbane
Saturday, August 6: Hindley Street Music Hall, Adelaide
Sunday, August 7: The Roundhouse, Sydney

The Hu’s name translates to the Mongolian root word for human being, and their unique approach blends instruments like the Morin Khuur (horsehead fiddle), Tovshuur (Mongolian guitar), Tumur Khuur (jaw harp) and throat singing with contemporary sounds, creating a unique sonic profile that they call “Hunnu Rock.” They quickly grabbed the attention of the industry, leading to collaborations with Jacoby Shaddix of Papa Roach and Lzzy Hale of Halestorm (who have also just announced an Australian tour).

The band have accumulated over 250 million combined streams and have sold out venues across the world in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia, with scheduled festival appearances at Coachella, Lollapalooza, Download Festival, and more.

For complete tour and ticket and information, visit livenation.com.au & thehuofficial.com.